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Many of our customers have hundreds or even thousands of desktops to keep up to date. They rely on tools like ZENworks to distribute the very latest GroupWise clients to these desktops and to their users. As part of GroupWise 8.0.2, our Integration Testing Team took some time to determine the best ways to configure, distribute and install on a variety of Windows platforms.
Here are a few pointers...
To successfully distribute the GroupWise Windows client using ZENworks, some .msi files must be distributed in advance of the GroupWise software. These .msi files are part of the standard client installation, but they are not successfully installed when you perform a ZENworks silent installation using the /qb or /qn switches. (The /qn switch is used by default.)
For ZENworks 10, the following .msi files must be distributed before the GroupWise client software:
To successfully distribute the GroupWise Windows client software using ZENworks 10:
For ZENworks 7, the following files must be distributed before the GroupWise client software:
To successfully distribute the GroupWise Windows client software using ZENworks 7:
There continue to be challenges as Microsoft introduces and changes their desktop security options and ZENworks is enhanced to accommodate new options and configurations. Novell GroupWise has several dependent components that can also present another layer of difficulty. We will continue to work with Microsoft, the ZEN team and our own engineering team to further enhance this capability.
Please refer back to the official documentation and TIDs for updates and the most up-to-date information and advice.
GroupWise 8 Interoperability Guide >
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